The Hammer Race is an obstacle/terrain race in Southern MN. Part adventure race and part obstacle race, the Hammer Race is as much of a mental challenge as it is a physical one. On top of the mud, obstacles, and rugged terrain, participants in the Hammer Race must carry a minimum 8lb sledge hammer throughout the entire course. You must cross the finish line with a Hammer to be considered a finisher, and may even need it to do so. So make sure you get to know your Hammer companion, and do not neglect it. Talk to it. Sleep with it. Keep it well groomed. Work to strengthen the bond, for you will need it to stay close and have no reason to wander off.